Things to Do & Outdoor Activities on Exmoor
FLY OWLS & OTHER BIRDS OF PREY,
HORSE RIDING AND BED & BREAKFAST
22 YEARS OF FLYING BIRDS, RIDING HORSES & BED AND BREAKFAST! ……..
for the perfect Exmoor break!
We run a unique bird of prey and horse riding centre with farmhouse bed & breakfast on Exmoor, within the Exmoor National Park, situated far away from the crowds in the peaceful Porlock Vale, one mile from Porlock and five miles from Minehead, just off the A39 between Allerford & Bossington. If you want peace and tranquility surrounded by idyllic countryside, you will love your visit here.
We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, on Exmoor National Park, situated within the National Trust little known and totally unspoilt Holnicote Estate, in Somerset, just five miles west of Minehead. Things to do for everyone on a day visit to Exmoor or an Exmoor short break.
Our farmstead dates back to medieval times, around 1436 with amazing historical architectural features, including thatched barns, cobbles, decorative and mullioned windows in the old barns, round pillars and evidence of many fireplaces both inside the main house and the 'kitchen' building opposite.
It is thought however, that an original building was on the site dating back to 830AD, and indeed perhaps the mysterious front door was a relic from this era. The dining room has curved beams said to originate from shipwrecks off the coast!
The farm is a 'must visit' for anyone interested in the history alone!
The little Lynch Chapel of Ease is in the corner of our lower yard - we call this Chapel Yard - and this too dates back to 1430's when the current house was originally built. …..more
Rod and I run the Centre today with its great history and conservation in mind - reflecting the rural and rustic elements of ancient tradition in the way we work with and train our animals, birds and horses - we use natural rememdies, herbal recipes and behavioural methods in training throughout.
We offer BED & BREAKFAST, or simply VISIT FOR THE DAY and watch the AFTERNOON WITH THE BIRDS DISPLAY at 2pm; you can book into our BIRD OF PREY FLYING ACTIVITIES; or join us for an amazing HORSE RIDE OVER EXMOOR, on well behaved bitless and barefoot horses; for the family you may TAKE THE PONIES FOR A WALK or have a TODDLER RIDE on our Falabella ponies. Join us for lunch in our TEA GARDEN, or finish your day with a delicious SOMERSET CREAM TEA!
(NB: Day visits, flying displays and tea gardens summer season only)
Avoid the crowds, and enjoy a peaceful and relaxing day with us, amidst our friendly animals in this special conservation area.
At Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, we have one of the finest collections of flown owls in the world, plus hawks, an eagle and a palm nut vulture, and you can enjoy watching them fly in our flying barn and outside in our open field during our Afternoon with the Birds display
Fly with us, Ride with us, Stay with us and you will take home memories of Exmoor to last a lifetime.